Aadhi is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph. The film stars Pranav Mohanlal in the title role. It was produced by Antony Perumbavoor through Aashirvad Cinemas. The principal photography took place between August and November 2017 in Kochi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. Aadhi released in India on 26 January 2018 and met with widely positive critical response.
dhithya Mohan (aka Aadhi) (Pranav Mohanlal) aspires to become a music director in film industry. He has his other part of desire left for parkour with friends through the beach. He is seen as a singer at the start of the film. He is not too much supported by his dad Mohan Varma (Siddique) and his boss, both of whom, wants him to follow his dad’s footsteps and start working for livelihood. His mother, Rosy (Lena) though, is the exact opposite and is clearly supportive of his tenure as a music-director aspirant. He is seen trying hard to get a break through.
In the shade of pursuing him to follow his dad’s footsteps, his dad’s boss, urges Aadhi to take his car to Bangalore where he plans on attending a meeting and has a week’s commute. Aadhi, having heard of a cine-workers pub, through his friend Nadhir (Krishna Shankar), and his potential opportunity of getting the people there to catch an attention on him, decides to take the car there. So he has an opportunity to stay there and perform and can help his dad’s boss get his car.
Aadhi gets a shot at performing in the bar, and meets a colleague of his, Anjana (Aditi Ravi) at the pub. She is accompanied by her boss’s son and nephew, both of whom does not take her acquaintance with Aadhi lightly. Aadhi performs and is instantly seen as a superhit and moves all the gathering to his tones. When Anjana extensively involves with the song, her colleagues start making a fuss and Aadhi is forced to leave. He goes to the roof and hangs out himself. Anjana on the behest of apology, goes to him, only for others to intervene and create a commotion, in which Jayakrishnan (Siju Wilson) accidently kicks his colleague of the roof to his death. Jayakrishnan frames Aadhi for the death, and Narayan Reddy (Jagapati Babu), owner of Pinaccle Group and a greatly influential person in the whole of Bangalore city, seeks to take revenge on Aadhi. He uses his influence to make this an accidental death and starts an underground hunt for Aadhi, using a pic of him taken through the security cam in the pub.
Reddy gets hold of the car that Aadhi bought to the pub, his dad’s boss’s one, and through the security cam footages that he stays somewhere in the Bangalore-Mysore road. He send his goons to catch Aadhi, while unbeknownst of all of it, is in the streets. But using his free runnning skills, he evades the goons only to end up with Sharath (Sharafudheen). Sharath takes him home and tells him about the bounty Reddy has placed on him. Sharath also tells him that he will help him as Reddy has caused ill fates to his family, and is the sole reason why his family is this way. Sharath agrees to help him and his sister Jaya (Anusree) too approves of that. Sharath takes help from his friend Mani Annan (Meghanathan) and decides to plot an escape plan, all to go waste. Aadhi meets up with his dad at Sharath’s home and decides to go abroad. He takes refuge in an abandoned factory until his escape plan is done.
In the meantime, Reddy urges the cops to have a lookout for Aadhi and all the transport routes are inspected for Aadhi’s suspected departure. Aadhi having lost his phone, keeps on his communication with his parents through Sharath and this intrigues Reddy, who decides to go for call tracing on that. Suspecting of his activities being disclosed, Jayakrishnan readily takes over the responsibility of monit